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Port Arthur teen first to be prosecuted under new gang injunction (Port Arthur, TX): An 18-year-old Port Arthur man will spend nearly a year in county lockup for violating a gang injunction signed by a municipal judge this past January. Javier Palacios was arrested on March 24 for "numerous violations of the Surenos 13 Gang Injunction," according to a Wednesday news release from Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham's office.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: May 20, 2015

Gang injunction nets first conviction (Port Arthur, TX): An enjoined Surenos-13 Port Arthur street gang member was sentenced to 300 days in county jail and a $2,000 fine Wednesday after violating multiple conditions of Jefferson County’s first civil gang injunction.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: May 20, 2015

TABC permanently closes 3 El Paso bars because of gang activity (El Paso, TX): Three central El Paso bars with confirmed association to the violent Barrio Azteca gang shut their doors permanently today after surrendering their TABC licenses as part of a pre-trial settlement entered last week in the 327th District Court.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: May 18, 2015

William Estrada sentenced to 65 years in prison in shooting death of rival gang member (El Paso, TX): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 65 years in prison Friday in the shooting death of a rival gang member in 2013. William Estrada, who was an Andress High School senior at the time of the shooting, was found guilty Friday morning of engaging in organized criminal activity-murder.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 15, 2015

Jurors deliberate the verdict for 2013 alleged gang-related shooting (El Paso, TX): Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of an El Paso man who allegedly murdered an Andress High School student two years ago. As KFOX14 previously reported, alleged gang member William Estrada is suspected of shooting and killing Christian Duran outside his home in northeast El Paso in January 2013.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: May 14, 2015

Several police agencies raid apartment complex, arrest banned gang members (Harris County, TX): Members of several police agencies raided the Haverstock Hill apartments off Aldine Bender Road west of U.S. 59 Thursday evening. A Harris County Sheriff's spokesman said law enforcement was there to make sure gang members banned from the area had not re-entered the area.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 14, 2015

Suspected gang member wanted after drug agents find cocaine, marijuana at Longview home (Longview, TX): Gregg County Drug Enforcement agents arrested a Longview woman and are looking for a suspected gang member, after executing a search warrant Monday.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: May 12, 2015

Rumors of Bloods gang threat against UH sororities unfounded (Houston, TX): A gang targeting women from a University of Houston sorority are unfounded rumors, university police say. Nevertheless, the school is taking the messages seriously and extra security has been added in the area, according to reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 11, 2015

HPD says likely gang-related shooting kills one (Houston, TX): A flurry of overnight gang activity in southwest Houston ended in one man's death, according to HPD.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 6, 2015

Angelina Co. grand jury indicts 3 gang members in cinder block assault (Lufkin, TX): Earlier this month, an Angelina County grand jury indicted three of the four gang members who are accused of using a cinder block to beat a rival gang member at the Trails Apartments on Crooked Creek and then putting a gun to his head in March.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: May 1, 2015

Agents seize 2 tons of pot, arrest multiple sex offenders, gang members (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas were busy over the weekend with several arrests and marijuana seizures. According to a CBP press release, agents arrested four sex offenders, three Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and one 18th Street gang members while they attemped to illegally enter the United States near McAllen and Falfurrias.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: April 28, 2015

Police chief addresses gangs in Abilene (Abilene, TX): Abilene police responded to the shooting of a 31-year-old man at a bar in the Emerald Inn just after midnight Sunday morning.
Source: KTXS 12 News    Date: April 21, 2015

MS-13 Gang Members Plead Guilty in Near-Beheading of Texas Teen (Houston, TX): Two El Salvadorian men who are members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang pleaded guilty in federal court to the near beheading murder of a 16-year-old Houston teen. The murder occurred in the woods of the Sam Houston National Forrest in Walker County near Huntsville, Texas. Because the crime occurred in a national park, the murder became a federal crime.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 19, 2015

Pair pleads guilty in gang-ordered killing (Houston, TX): Two men avoided a potential federal death-penalty trial on Friday by pleading guilty in Houston to their roles in a 2013 gang-ordered revenge killing.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 17, 2015

ICE El Paso removes attempted murder suspect, gang member to Mexico (El Paso, TX): A fugitive wanted for attempted murder in the Mexican state of Coahuila was deported Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in El Paso, Texas.
Source:     Date: April 16, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced to 90 Years for Robbery (Bryan, TX): A Brazos County jury sentenced Erric Portis to 90 years in prison today after convicting him of two counts of Aggravated Robbery stemming from a 2013 robbery of Commerce National Bank in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News    Date: April 16, 2015

Authorities Acknowledge US Street Gangs are Foot Soldiers for Transnational Criminal Groups (Texas): A recent statement released by the federal government acknowledged that street gangs in the U.S. work as hired foot soldiers for Mexican and Central American transnational criminal organizations. The revelation was made by U.S. law enforcement after a massive national raid that netted 976 gang members and associates.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 11, 2015

Gang member gets 20 years in after-hours club murder (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man at an after-hours club in August pleaded guilty to murder Friday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 10, 2015

Cooperation between departments aids in stopping gang activity (Lubbock, TX): Cooperation between law forces has been the key in combating organized crime in Lubbock. When the Lubbock Police Department worked with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigators, along with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety during Project Wildfire,more arrests were made in Lubbock during the six-week sting than in any other city.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: April 9, 2015

Nearly 5,000 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested by ICE over Past 5 Years (Texas): Nearly 5,000 members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang have been arrested in the United States since 2005 according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statement released on Wednesday. The arrest occurred as part of “Operation Community Shield” which paired Homeland Security agents with other federal law agencies, state county and even city police targeting gang members.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 9, 2015

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